Prior to embarkation, the first 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, produced a photographic record of the Regiment. Since there are no other official photographs existing of this Regiment, this has become the best reference for that unit. We have named photographs of various members. Not many, but they are in this booklet. Also the various sub-units have been photographed. While we are not able to name the men in the photographs, we do have a record of their anonymous images.
12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A29 Suevic, 13 June 1915 and HMAT A44 Vestalia, 22 June 1915.
For a complete listing of the contents of the album, go to:
For information about the 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment in general, go to:
Captain William John RIDLEY, a 24 year old Veterinary surgeon from Arncliffe, Sydney, New South Wales. He enlisted on and 12 April 1915 but did not embark with the 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment. He transferred to the 5th Infantry Brigade, Headquarters and embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Themistocles on 19 May 1915. During the Great War RIDLEY was Killed in Action, 7 June 1917.